Crossings 200

We will repeat the voyage to honor those who left in 1825 in the hope of a better life.

History must not be forgotten, and is highly relevant in light of the current situation in Europe and the rest of the world.

On July 4, 2025, the emigrant ship Restauration sets sail for New York, 200 years after the first Norwegian emigration. This reminds us of an important part of Norwegian history and our earlier struggle for better living conditions.


  • Sailing the same route again on the safest possible voyage
  • The fundraising campaign Broken Dreams – a light of hope
  • To lift the stories from the 1825 voyage into our interpretation towards 2025.
  • To highlight new perspectives and current social issues in 2025

The national objectives for emigrant commemorations in 2025:

  • To raise awareness of emigration from Norway and shed new light on the history of Norwegian emigration
  • Discuss today’s emigration and immigration in the light of our own history
  • Build closer ties between today’s Norwegians abroad and Norway

Sailing in 2025:

On July 4, 2025, RESTAURATION starts its adventurous voyage towards New York. Or America as they said in 1825, when 52 excited people started their 97-day journey towards a new and unknown future.

More info about the voyage and timeline.

The voyage will be the biggest historical event in the 200th anniversary of Norwegian emigration to America. You can join in, get involved and participate from your point of view.

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Illustration Jens Flesjå

Events and Activities 24/25:

In the run-up to departure 4. July 2025, there will be many activities under the auspices of the ship and the friends’ association.

These activities will be shared on our Facebook pages.

What’s happening in Norway?

Contributions and donations:

Join us in making the voyage possible.

Restauration Venneforening invites the Norwegian people to support the voyage of the emigrant ship Restauration, which sets sail for New York on July 4, 2025 to honor the first Norwegians who emigrated to America 200 years ago.

More info on how you can contribute.

Project organization:

More info will follow

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Fundraising – Broken Dreams A Light Of Hope

More info will come in January 2025

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Illustration Jens Flesjå

Content of the voyage “America the coffin on board”

The ship is “loaded” with several stories from Restoration’s crossing in 1825, recreated and communicated in a 2025 perspective: “Walk of pain”

Quaker Mary Ellen McNish, her footprint in bronze in the scales at Fisketorget in Stavanger. Nobel Peace Prize in 1947. Here there will be a celebration at our sailing on 4/7-25. By our Bishop Anne Lise Ådnøy, Gunleiv will represent VF.


More info will follow

Restauration Venneforening seiltur